The Beep Ceased! But So Did Everything Else with Today’s Lost Power

Friends, friends! I can once again get crushed ice on demand (the main reason I chose an in-door icemaker on our new refrigerator). Yes! Our incessantly beeping GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer is finally fixed! It took 3 service calls within 12 days, 3 separate service repairmen, and 1 determined crushed ice-deprived woman (me) to bring it back on line, but we did it.

The repairman replaced this board.

The repairman replaced this board.

The GE repairman who arrived on schedule yesterday replaced the computer? circuit? board on the front of our less-than-2-months old appliance, pressed the  “Lock” button for the required 3 seconds and was off – cape flapping behind him – to save another family from incessant beeping.

But life is never easy, or should I say “normal” around our home for long…

The frig went off line this morning at 6:21 a.m. when we LOST POWER. That’s right, I startled awake this morning to the sound of utter silence. Well, except for the three Siamese who were anxiously mrooowing outside my bedroom door. You may remember (you are keeping track, aren’t you?) that the last time we lost power was in December 2012, 6 months ago. And before that (shivers at the recollection)? Hurricane Sandy in October into November 2012. And before that? Well, let’s just say that we lose power far more than we should considering the uber-high utility rates and real estate/other taxes we pay.

Anyway…I take some joy in the fact that I was the first person in my neighborhood to leap out of bed and call PSE&G, our power supplier, to report that our power went missing. Of course, I really couldn’t brag about it to the woman who answered the phone at PSE&G because, pleasant as she always is, she’s really a computer; that said, I did take some joy in the fact that she sounded positively puzzled (and perhaps a little surprised) that I was without power. She assured me that I’d hear back from her by 4:30 today regarding power restoration.

Update: Power was restored by 7:30 a.m., but the internet went down at the same time. Like really down. My tech savvy son tested our in-home system and router before leaving for work; he assured me the issue is with Verizon FIOS, our internet provider, somewhere outside the four walls of our home. Le sigh…

P.S. As you can see by reading this blog post…internet was restored at our home.

“What next?” you ask. The day is young and anything can happen.

How is your day so far?

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